Apply to Win 6,000 Euro Journalism Award for Child Rights reporting 2018

02:31 AM 2018

This is toinvite journalists to participate in the "Ulrich Wickert Award for Child Rights reporting 2018. The International Prize will be rewarded to talented journalists reporting on child right issues and raising awareness about the plight of children facing poverty, discrimination and violence.

All journalists - editors and freelance journalists etc.. - are eligible to apply. One piece per journalist in English, or French, Spanish or German which was published between 1 January and 31 December 2017 in print or online media, radio or television may be submitted for this Award.

The Special Prize honours girls and boys participating in Child / Youth Media Projects or media activities of Plan International.

The deadline for all award submissions is March 31, 2018. Entries could be submitted at (Please, click “Journalist Award” / Premio de Periodismo / Le Prix du Journalisme) or contact our media specialist Antje Schroeder in Germany or Butera Mugabe for Rwanda on 0730010001 or reply to this email for any help.

Awards will be handed over to the winners on 27th of September, 2018 in Germany’s capital Berlin and include prize money of 6,000 Euro for each award.

Last year, the “Epworth Girls Empowerment Club” from Zimbabwe got the Special Prize for their media work.

Plan International is an independent organization, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. We stand up for children’s rights worldwide and strive to be open, accountable and honest in what we do. We have been working for 80 years to tackle poverty, violence and injustice. In more than 70 countries, girls and boys are encouraged to actively shape their future. Our main objective is to achieve sustainable change and to enhance the living conditions of the people in our partner countries. When disasters or conflict threatens their lives and well-being, we are quick to respond. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals encourage us to continue strengthening girls and women and promote gender equality. Our global movement Because I am a Girl is dedicated to ensuring justice and equality for all girls and young women.

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